Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)
A civil and military airport serving the air travel needs of Birmingham and all of central Alabama, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) is the busiest airport in the state and a less expensive alternative for travelers heading to Atlanta, Georgia as well. Locate five miles northeast of downtown Birmingham with easy freeway access, this busy airport is currently being renovated to improve the passenger experience. Conveniently situated near Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Wyndham Hotel Group provides upscale accommodations with full-service guestrooms and suites, featuring upgraded amenities, high-tech conveniences and thoughtfully furnished public and private spaces.
History of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
Commercial air service to Birmingham began in 1928, but as demands increased for modernized runways and facilities, the city began construction on a new airport at the current site and in 1931 the facility was open for business. The new airport featured a striking white two-story Georgian-style terminal and one runway. Leased to the United States Army Air Force for $1 per year during World War II, the airport was improved greatly with land acquisitions, additional runways, a control tower and an aircraft modification center. The airport was returned to the city of Birmingham in 1948 and it continued to grow in passenger traffic, receiving its current name of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, in honor of a civil rights activist, in 2008.
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Passenger Services
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is currently being expanded with two completely new concourses and renovations to the existing Concourse C. Passenger flow will be improved, and additional security areas, concessions and U.S. customs offices will be built. Today, passengers will find wa limited range of services and facilities, including several installations of public artwork, food and beverage options, spaces to relax, baggage carts and curbside check-in.
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